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Join us for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, April 22-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
CFP will open October 1, 2014

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Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own
Keynoter Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, shares innovations that support the ethos of open environments for online teaching and learning. 

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Dine Around - Dallas

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ET4OL Activity: Dallas Dine Around on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Depart for Restaurants at 6:30pm from Sheraton Dallas Hotel

All restaurants are convenient to the free Historic M-Line Trolley or DART light rail or bus ($2.50 for a two-hour pass). Many options are within walking distance as well. Join in the fun!

Plan to join your friends and colleagues at the Thursday evening Dine Around. A fantastic array of Dallas restaurants are available for you to choose from. Please read the descriptions below – click on the links for more information on each restaurant and to see their menu. After you have reviewed the options, register to participate. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Questions? Contact Laurie Lulow at llulow@sloanconsortium.org.

Dallas Dine-Around Options:


Sheraton Dallas Hotel

McKinney Ave. Trolley Line Neighborhood

[~ 2 mi from Sheraton: generally less than 20 minutes away on the free Historic M-Line Trolley http://www.mata.org/map.shtml ]

  • Baboush – Mediterranean/Moroccan $$ (4*)
    3636 McKinney Ave
    “The mix of spices, Moroccan flavor and ravishing Middle Eastern culture is enough to whet any adventurous appetite. The restaurant is quaint but without shortage of color or flair.”
    Menu: http://www.baboushdallas.com/dinner.html
  • Company Café (on Katy Trail) – Comfort Food/Organic $$ (3.5*)
    3136 Routh Street
    Company Café is passionate about serving great-tasting comfort food with a healthy, organic twist. Whether you are looking for grass-fed beef, bison, or gluten-free indulgences you’re in good company. A leader in the farm-to-table trend and avid small business supporter, menus feature many Texas vendors. Love Food. Eat Local.
    Menu: http://companycafe.net/menu-katy-trail/
  • Cork – Wine Bar $$ (4.5*)
    3636 McKinney Ave
    Cork Wine Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family. State of the art computer touchscreens and pour system gives customers the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine from one of 48 different wine options, which vary monthly. Want a little something to nibble on while enjoying your drink of choice? We offer a wide selection of cheese, dips and desserts to pair perfectly with your wine of choice.
    Menu: http://www.corkwines.com/menu/
  • Lark on the Park – Wine Bar, American $$
    2015 Woodall Rodgers FYWY
    This vibrant eatery has a globally influenced menu, set on the edge of Klyde Warren Park. It’s a timely outpost for making a night of it Downtown. The spacious, casual setting features a happening bar scene and chalkboard illustrations from local artists. So close you can walk! The M-Line Trolley Olive Street extension should be operating as well.
    Menu: http://www.larkonthepark.com/menu.php
  • Meso Maya Comida y Copas – Mexican $$ (4.5*)
    1611 McKinney Ave
    Think of our menu as our homage to Mexican and Mayan food, techniques, and methods: a culinary adventure into the fresh, bold & earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico. The fare here is unrelentingly faithful to the dishes you’ll find throughout the regions of Central and Southern Mexico.
    Menu: http://mesomaya.com/#/our-menus

Arts District & Plaza of Americas Area

[~.5 mi from Sheraton 12 min walk or bus – transportation details: http://www.dart.org/riding/dartrail.asp]


West End & Victory Area

[pre-plan your light rail excursion: http://www.dart.org/riding/dartrail.asp]

  • Ellen’s Southern Kitchen– American Fare $$ (4*) [walkable – about a mile, or ride the light rail]
    1718 N Market Street
    Comfort food and drink in the historic west end. “Breakfast served all day – because grits rule” Selections from the blue china cabinet, the garden, the sandwich board, and from the stove – something for everyone.
    Menu: http://www.ellenssouthernkitchen.com/Web_menu.pdf

Reunion Tower

[1.6 miles ~ 16 minutes by Red Line Light Rail and some walking: for transportation planning visit : http://www.dart.org/riding/dartrail.asp]